Alvin John GOSCH SR

October 9, 1918-May 4, 2001

Father: John GOSCH (April 26, 1887-November 1975)
Mother: Amelia Charletta BIESTERFELD (1890-1977)

Wife: Mary Magdalen Elizabeth "Babe" SCHNEIDER (October 19, 1916-October 15, 2006) *see obit below

Alvin John "Jackie" GOSCH JR (April 21, 1941-March 4, 1965)
Patricia Ann GOSCH (January 9, 1943-_____)
Sr. Mary Kay GOSCH (June 8, 1944-_____)
Margaret GOSCH (?-_____)
Donald GOSCH (?-_____)
Kathy GOSCH (?-_____)

                             Hans GOSCH|
 John GOSCH |
|                           |Mary OSTERMEYER  |
|--Alvin John GOSCH SR
|                            Heinrich Otto BIESTERFELD|
|Amelia Charletta BIESTERFELD
                            |Ottilie Wilmine OELERKING|

Magdalen “Babe” Gosch, age 89, of rural North Mankato, died Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital, Mankato.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2006 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato with Rev. Peter Nosbush, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation will be from 4 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, (TODAY) at Mankato Mortuary with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour before service at church on Friday. Memorials are preferred to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, District of Africa or Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Babe was born October 19, 1916 to John and Mary (Wilmes) Schneider in Mankato. She was united in marriage to Alvin J. Gosch on September 5, 1940. Babe and her husband operated the Tap Room in North Mankato from 1960 to 1966. Babe was the noon chef at the Century Club from 1966 until her retirement in 1983. Babe was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Counsel of Catholic Women, the VFW post 950 Auxiliary, and the Eagle Lake American Legion Post 617 Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, sharing her tips with family and friends, playing cards and bingo with her children, grandchildren, and friends. Babe was a devoted mother and grandmother; her favorite times were family gatherings, especially Sunday dinners.
Babe is survived by her four daughters, Patricia Stierlen and her husband, Roger “Pete” of North Mankato, Sister Mary Kay Gosch, SSND of Ghana, Africa, Margaret “Muggs” Olson and her husband, Mark of Northfield, and Kathleen Cheslock and her husband, Jon of Reisterstown, MD; her son, Donald Gosch and his wife, Cynthia of North Mankato; twelve grandchildren, Terri (Bob) Taylor, Traci (Rick) Sellner, Tom (Renae) Stierlen, Trisha (Matt) Sizer, all of North Mankato, Angie (Eric) Casteel of Owatonna, Brooks (Kali) Gosch of Mankato, Emily Gosch of Pompano Beach, FL, Christopher (Molly) Schmidt of German Town, TN, Carrie (Christian) Proetz of Denver, CO, Cpt. Matthew (Vanessa) McGraw of Baghdad, Iraq and Fort Hood, TX, Jessica McGraw, of Warrenton, VA, John McGraw of Frederick, MD; nineteen great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Bauman of Utah; sister-in-law, Adeline Edelman of Ohio; many nieces and nephews.
Babe was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in 2001; her son, Alvin Jr. in 1965; one sister and six brothers.



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